5 best teacher roles in Tamil Cinema


Teachers are always special in our lives. Teachers shape us, mould us and help us become better human beings. Let’s look back at 5 best Teacher roles in Tamil Cinema

Kamal Hassan in Nammavar : Nammavar has Kamal Hassan in the role of college professor. Vice principal to be precise. Nammavar is all about how a professor changes the lives of the students despite being affected by a life threatening disease. One particular highlight is the sorgam enbadhu song where the students clean the college and the song without instruments on stage. Kamal and Nagesh literally lived out their roles and the climax does give a lot of hope.

Kamal Hassan in Nammavar

Samudra kami in Sattai : This was the beginning of Samudhrakani’s social reformer avatar. This was a lovely film where a teacher reforms the students through his determination. Even the boy who is considered useless becomes a leader. He changes the school for good and transforms it into a reputed school. He even embraces his rival and changes him towards the end. This film paved the way for other social films from Samuthrakani.

Samudra kami in Sattai

Vimal in Vaagai Sooda Vaa : This is an underrated classic. No wonder it got national recgonition. Vimal is fantastic as the teacher and so is Iniya. The film is all about how a reluctant teacher embraces a village and it’s students. He doesn’t like the students or the village at first but slowly things change as he understands the villagers and their needs.

Vimal in Vaagai Sooda Vaa

Jayaprakash in Pasanga : This isn’t ideally a teacher film but there are pivotal moments in the film involving teachers and students. In fact the student reminds the teacher how to appreciate students if they succeed. Most of the film happens in school between our kutty hero and his rival and teachers also become a part of their daily lives. Again this has Vimal in the lead. It is a fun feel good film for everyone.

Jayaprakash in Pasanga

Sneha in Haridas : Haridas is a rare Tamil film which speaks about Autism. At the centre of it all is a teacher who makes a loving father understand what he is going through. It is a film with a lot of heart with Aadukalam Kishore and Sneha in the lead.

Sneha in Haridas

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